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Trail Crest on Mount Whitney with Owens Valley and White Mountains in background.

Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney contains what appears to be the longest unroaded high altitude backpacking trail in the world. Crossed by only five mountain pass roads, the trails between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney offer the finest high altitude long distance backpacking experiences in the world.

The North end of this trail guide begins at Meeks Bay with the start of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail. 11 miles East the TYT merges with the PCT for the next 42 miles South across the Desolation Wilderness and Meiss Country Roadless Area.

There the trails split; The PCT following the East side of the crest down to Tuolumne, the TYT the Western Flank, mostly, until the trails join again in the North Yosemite Backcountry.

The trail guide and this associated forum below  follow both trails South to Tuolumne Meadows, and the PCT and JMT South from Tuolumne Meadows through the Mount Whitney Portal.

 <Read the Full Introduction to the Tahoe to Whitney Trail>

6 7 2 years 50 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 General Notes on the overall Tahoe to Yosemite Trip. Planning, Resupply plan, route notes. Specific Trail issues can be addressed in the TYT Trail Guide.

3 4 30 weeks 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Rock Wall on ridge descending East from Phipps Pass, Desolation Wilderness.

Above: Rock Wall on ridge descending East from Phipps Pass, Desolation Wilderness.

Our trail guide concentrates its attention on the main TYT-PCT route across Desolation Wilderness. This Forum covers hiker input about Desolation Wilderness trails not yet on the trail guide, or not connected with the route of the TYT-PCT across Desolation.

1 1 3 years 45 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Meeks Bay Trailhead is the startpoint for the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.

11.5 miles Southwest of Meeks Bay the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail intersects with the Pacific Crest Trail for the remaining 19.21 South across Desolation Wilderness to the Echo Summit trailhead.

Meeks Bay Trailhead sign.

Trailhead: Meeks Bay

Topo Map: Desolation Wilderness

21 29 2 years 19 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Post up your favorite Trails and Trailheads accessing the Sierra Crest North of Desolation Wilderness through Granite Chief Wilderness up to where the PCT passes out of the Tahoe Basin through Donner Summit on Highway 80.

1 1 1 year 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski

View of South Lake Tahoe Basin from Meiss Country Roadless Area.

Above: View of South Lake Tahoe from Meiss Country Roadless Area.

Though the Trail Guide and Forum well covers the Meiss Country Roadless Area, there are backpacking trips in from Strawberry, Schineders Camp, and Big Meadow that are not covered in the trail guide and forum. You experiences and impressions on any trails and trips you've hiked in the Meiss Roadless Area are welcome here.

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Echo Summit is the middle Lake Tahoe traihead option for backpackers hiking Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney. Located South of Meeks Bay and Desolation Wilderness, sitting on the edge of the Tahoe Rim, Echo Summit also offers easy local backpacking access South into the Meiss Roadless Area, a special zone in the LTBMU.

There are numerous potential short and medium distance trailhead to trailhead trips and one good loop launchable from Echo Summit, if you are not pointing it far to the South.
 Echo Summit Trail Head.

Trailhead: Echo Summit

Topo Map: Meiss Roadless Area

15 18 50 weeks 2 days ago
by cnz (not verified)
Your trip reports, experiences, and observations will inform others far into the future.
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The South Upper Truckee trailhead in Meyers is the Southernmost trailhead for Long Distance backpackers heading to Mount Whitney from the Lake Tahoe Basin. A 5.51 mile climb brings us to Meiss Cabin, where we find our junction with the combined Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trail routes in the Southwest corner of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

South Upper Truckee Trail head to Meiss Country Roadless Area. 

above: New sign, new trailhead configuration, and new route for lower section of the South Upper Truckee trail finished in '08.

South Upper Truckee access into the Meiss Country Roadless Area offers beginning hikers a small taste of the beauties and difficulties of High Sierra backpacking close to civilization. A wide range of moderate one to three day backpacking trips can be crafted around the Meiss Roadless Area 

Trail Guide: South Upper Truckee Trailhead

Topo Hiking Map: Meiss Roadless Area 

8 17 3 years 19 weeks ago
by Unidentified Hiker

The following forum topic, below, covers the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail across the Western side of the Mokelumne Wilderness in the El Dorado National Forest. Click it to see the trails between Round Top and Lake Alpine.

Yet there are more trails and trips than those of the Tahoe to Yosemite route depicted on the trail guide, and the forum below. This forum is for those backpacking trails and backpacking trips.

This Mokelumne Wilderness Forum is for those other backpacking trips and trails off of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail route, that are not depicted in the trail guide and forum below.

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Notes and Facts about the Tahoe to Yosemite route between the Carson Gap above Highway 88 to Lake Alpine on Highway 4.

Post your experiences, comments, and questions here.

Review the evolution of trail-route conditions over the last few years, and add your trail report to keep us up to date.

Looking South at the Tahoe Yosemite route around SW of Round Top, across the 1st Southbound trail junction to the TY Trail off the PCT
Above: The TYT breaks off from the PCT towards Round Top and The Sisters.

 Looking South at the Tahoe Yosemite route around SW of Round Top across the 1st Southbound trail junction to the TY Trail off the PCT, from the Carson Gap. The Carson Pass sits 1.4 miles to the SE along the PCT. 

The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail splits off from the Pacific Crest Trail at the Carson Gap to cross onto the Western Flank of the Sierras heading to Lake Alpine. This section of the TYT features a very challenging seven mile segment of unmaintained trail from Summit City Creek to Camp Irene along Summit City Creek and the N Mokelumne River.

History of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

Trail Guide:
Carson Gap and Carson Gap to Round Top Lake

Topo Map
Carson Pass Region: The two trails.

Route Discussion #1
Index

Route Discussion #2
Trail Guide

11 20 2 years 19 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Hiker reports updating Tahoe to Yosemite Trail Conditions.

 

Don't bypass the 2013 reports. We had some wise, observant hikers reporting on the trail in 2013 who reported features I have not seen before.

 

Read all the trail updates to be as informed as possible.

 

POST UP YOUR EXPERIENCES THROUGH
SUMMIT CITY CANYON
to
CAMP IRENE
HERE

4 6 1 year 4 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Post up your experiences. Each individual hiker has different experiences hiking exactly the same route. This is especially true on unmaintained routes such as this.

 

We may end up taking a different route than most others. It is here in the annual trip reports that you will find the range of experiences necessary to cover your potential range of experiences.

2 2 2 years 33 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Hiker reports and experiences on the unmaintained segments of the TYT in Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness. 
 

 Make sure we review the other year's reports, above, as all contain valuable information about the evolution of trail conditions, and each reports on conditions you may expect to encounter.
 

Also check out the reports on the unmaintained route over Saint Marys Pass via the Clarks Fork.

1 1 1 year 26 weeks ago
by Johnnys13

Exiting the Tahoe Basin through the Carson Gap offers Tahoe to Yosemite hikers three routes to Round Top Lake.

 

DON'T MISS THE
CLARKS FORK UNMAINTAINED SEGMENT UPDATES

2 2 2 years 35 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

The following forum topic, below, covers the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail across the Western side of the Carson Iceberg Wilderness in the Stanislaus National Forest. Click the Forum Topics below this one to see the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail between Lake Alpine and Saint Marys Pass.

Yet there are more trails and trips than those of the Tahoe to Yosemite route depicted on the trail guide, and on the forum below. This forum is for those backpacking trails and backpacking trips.

This Carson Iceberg Wilderness Forum is for those other backpacking trips and trails off of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail route that are not depicted in the trail guide and forum below.

4 5 2 years 24 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Crossing Highway 4 on the East side of Lake Alpine marks our entry into the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness through the Silver Valley Trailhead.

Silver Valley Trailhead the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail passes through on the East side of Lake Alpine 

Highway 4 offers opportunities to rest, resupply, and feed up at the Lake Alpine Lodge, Bear Valley, or Arnold. On the Southern end of the Carson-Iceberg we will pass through Kennedy Meadows, where we can also resupply.

Trail Guide: Lake Alpine to Rock Lake

Local Map: Lake Alpine Area Trail Map

Regional Map: Tahoe to Yosemite Trail through Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Regional Map: Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trails through Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Highway 4 Trail Guide Index

8 22 1 year 17 weeks ago
by Glenn Steffen (not verified)
A new section of unmaintained trail is challenging backpackers on the Old Route of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Hiker reports updating unmaintained and no-trail Conditions along the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail through the Headwaters of the Clarks Fork of the Stanislaus River, and find our way out of its sheer headwaters bowl.

 

Other hiker's historic experiences here will inform your future hikes.

6 6 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Summit Creek sunrise climbing to Sheep Camp, backpacking Emigrant Wilderness on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.

Above: Summit Creek sunrise climbing to Sheep Camp, backpacking Emigrant Wilderness on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.

The trail guide and Forum follow the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trail routes across the Emigrant Wilderness. This forum is for other routes not along the TYT or PCT.

3 6 2 years 41 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Struve giving the kids, and me, Wagon rides at Kennedy Meadows Pack Station.

Tahoe to Yosemite Trail South from Kennedy Meadows through Emigrant Wilderness to join PCT in Yosemite.

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station RESUPPLY INFORMATION

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station WEBSITE

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station along the Tahoe to Yosemite TRAIL MAP

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station to Relief Reservoir TRAIL GUIDE

Click red dots on maps for information on that particular location.

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Upper bridge following Tahoe to Yosemite Trail South up Summit Creek to Relief Reservoir, Emigrant Wilderness.

Above: Upper bridge following Tahoe to Yosemite Trail South up Summit Creek to Relief Reservoir, Emigrant Wilderness.

Stunning 4 miles of stiff intermediate difficulty trail up great granite gorge to campsites on East side of Relief Reservoir.

Kennedy Meadows Pack Station to Relief Reservoir Trail Guide

Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir MAP

Regional Map: TYT and PCT across Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map

Click red dots and arrows to adajacent  maps for information on that particular location and the next maps along the trail.

3 3 2 years 48 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 Relief Reservoir.

8 miles up Summit Creek through stunning terrain and campsites of Saucer Meadow, Sheep Camp, and Lunch Meadow.

Trail Guide: Backpacking Relief Reservoir to Brown Bear Pass

Trail Map: Relief Reservoir to Brown Bear Pass Hiking Map

Regional Map: TYT and PCT across Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map

Click red dots for specific trail information, labels and arrows for adjacent maps.

5 5 2 years 48 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Emigrant Meadow, Grizzly Peak, Grizzly Meadow, Tower Peak, and Yosemite across Emigrant Wilderness from Brown Bear Pass on a crisp, clear Spring day.

Above: Emigrant Meadow, Grizzly Peak, Grizzly Meadow, Tower Peak, and Yosemite across Emigrant Wilderness from Brown Bear Pass on a crisp, clear Spring day.

High Emigrant Basin trails radiate in all directions. We hike South towards Tuolumne in Yosemite.

Trail Guide: Brown Bear to Bond Pass across the High Emigrant Wilderness

Trail Map: Backpacking across the High Emigrant Wilderness Trails Map

Click the red dots for specific trail information, the arrows and labels for adjacent maps.

 

TYT-PCT South
NORTH YOSEMITE BACKCOUNTRY

Jack Main Canyon to Tuolumne Meadows PCT & TYT

2 2 2 years 48 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

The Southbound TYT and PCT share the same trail across Desolation Wilderness and the Meiss Country Roadless Area in the Tahoe Basin.

Departing the Tahoe Basin they split at Carson Pass with the PCT crossing the Eastern edge of the Mokelumne Wilderness while the TYT crosses its Western Flank. This East-West split continues across the Carson Iceberg and Emigrant Wilderness to where the trails rejoin in the Northwest corner of Yosemite National Park.

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The forum topic below covers the Pacific Crest Trail across the Mokelumne Wilderness South of Carson Pass through the Toiyabe National Forest on the East flank of the Sierra Nevada. 

There are more trails and trips than the Pacific Crest Trail route depicted on the trail guide, and on the forum below. This forum is to mention those backpacking trails and backpacking trips not depicted on the guide, and for backpackers to post their experiences, suggestions, and updates on the Eastern Mokelumne Wilderness.

 This East Mokelumne Wilderness Forum is for those other backpacking trips and trails off of the Pacific Crest Trail route that are not depicted in the trail guide and forum below. 

1 1 2 years 30 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Notes and Facts about the Pacific Crest Trail route between Carson Pass and Ebbetts Pass. Post your experiences, comments, and questions here.

approaching Carson Pass cabin, parking lot, and historical monument. Northbound on PCT. Elephant Back in background.

 

Approaching the Carson Pass Cabin, parking lot, and historical monument while Southbound on the Pacific Crest Trail.

 This section of the Pacific Crest Trail features a series of unique terrains. This route follows the Eastern Flank of the Sierra Crest. South of Carson Pass. Crossing the exposed Forestdale Divide brings you into thin forests and a beautiful series of lakes stretching South from Blue Lakes to Wet Meadows Reservoir. Further South you traverse miles of eerie volcanic terrain along the exposed Eastern flanks of  Raymond and Reynolds Peaks. South of Reynolds you enter a densely forested zone holding Upper and Lower Kinney Lakes. It is a short walk through a rare section of exposed granite from the Kinney Lakes to Ebbetts Pass.

Trail Guide: Carson Pass to Ebbetts Pass

Regional Topo: Carson Pass to Ebbetts Pass 

Route Discussion: PCT or TY trail to Highway 4?

7 14 40 weeks 2 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

The following forum topic, below, covers the Pacific Crest Trail across the Eastern side of the Carson Iceberg Wilderness in the Stanislaus National Forest. Click it to see the trails between Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass.

Yet there are many more trails and trips than those of the Pacific Crest Trail route depicted on the trail guide, and the forum below. This forum is for those backpacking trails and backpacking trips.

This Carson Iceberg Wilderness Forum is for those other backpacking trips and trails off of the Pacific Crest Trail route that are not depicted in the trail guide and forum below. 

3 3 2 years 32 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Ebbetts Pass marks the beginning of our  hike across the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Ebbetts Pass Historical Landmark

We can resupply and feed up 15 miles West down Highway 4 at the Lake Alpine Lodge.

Trail Guide: Ebbetts Pass & Lake Alpine Trailheads

Trail Map: Carson Iceberg Wilderness Backpacking map

Click the black dots on the map for detailed map. Click the red dots for specific information on that particular location.

7 7 4 years 49 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
From Arnold to the Markleyville/Monitor Split the historical Ebbetts Pass Corridor hosts contemporary social activities as well as backpacking. Arts, Events, Activities and Planning information for the Ebbetts Pass Corridor.
1 1 3 years 36 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Post up about backpacking East of the Sierra Crestline in the watershed of the West Walker River in the slot of terrain between the Hoover and Emigrant Wilderness out of Leavitt Meadow Trailhead.
2 3 4 weeks 19 hours ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Piute Peak guards Seavy Pass basin across the top of the mountain, Yosemite.

Longest and hardest Pacific Crest Trail section between Tahoe and Whitney. Above: Piute Peak above unique basin at Seavy Pass in the North Yosemite Backcountry.

Trail Guide: Sonora Pass Trailheads

Local Map: Leavitt Peak to Kennedy Canyon

Regional Map: Sonora Pass to Bensen Lake

Click the red dots for specific location information, click the arrows and labels for adjacent maps.

1 1 4 years 13 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Leavitt, Koenig, and Latopie Lakes.

Above: Leavitt, Koenig, and Latopie Lake nestled into the Southeast flank of Leavitt Peak in the Toiyabe National Forest.

Pacific Crest Trail between Latopie Lake and Sonora Pass on Leavitt Peak.

Trail Guide: Hiking Sonora Pass to Latopie Lake

Trail Map: Backpacking Sonora Pass to Latopie Lake

Regional Map: Sonora Pass to Bensen Lake

Click the red dots on the map for the trail guide, the labels and arrows for adjacent maps.

1 2 21 weeks 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Looking East down Kennedy Canyon towards the West West Walker River.

Above: Looking East at PCT route through Kennedy Canyon towards the West West Walker River.

Pacific Crest Trail from Latopie Lake to Kennedy Canyon trail junction across Leavitt Peak.

Trail Guide: Latopie Lake to Kennedy Canyon

Map: Sonora Pass to South end Leavitt Peak

Map: Leavitt Peak to Bond Pass

Click red dots on maps to see that location. Click labels and arrows for the next map.

1 1 2 years 22 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Tower Peak.

Above: Tower Peak appears on the Sierra Crestline as we hike to Dorothy Lake Pass.

Trail Guide: Kennedy Canyon to Jack Main Canyon

Trail Map: Leavitt Peak to Dorothy Lake

Click the red dots on the map to see that specific location.

 

SOUTH PCT &TYT
NORTH YOSEMITE BACKCOUNTRY

Jack Main Canyon to Tuolumne Meadows TYT & PCT

1 1 2 years 22 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 Emigrant Meadow Lake in Emigrant Meadow from Big Sam.

Above: Emigrant Meadow Lake in Emigrant Meadow from Big Sam in the Emigrant Wilderness.

The Tungsten Road

Hiking South over Big Sam to intersect with the TYT at Grizzly Peak from the Kennedy Canyon trail junction for the hike through Bond Pass into the North Yosemite Backcountry  is the Third Way across the high elevation section of the Emigrant Wilderness.

Trail Guide: Kennedy Canyon on the PCT to Grizzly Peak on the TYT via Big Sam.

Trail Map: South flank of Leavitt Peak to Jack Main Canyon in North Yosemite Backcountry

Click the red dots on the map routes to check out that location on the trail guide.

Next Forum South TYT 
Emigrant Wilderness 
TYT Grizzly Peak to Bond Pass to Jack Main Canyon 

Next Forum South PCT 
Yosemite National Park
PCT-TYT Jack Main Canyon to Tuolumne Meadows 

1 1 2 years 16 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Backpacking the classic combined Pacific Crest & Tahoe to Yosemite Trail route from Jack Main Canyon to Tuolumne Meadows. This forum is for the many other backpacking trails and trips you can take through this divine terrain. Twin Lakes, the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, and Hetch Hetchy are a few of the entrances to the North Yosemite Backcountry we will cover here.
2 2 21 weeks 2 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Looking Southwest down Jack Main Canyon at Grace Meadow and Chittenden Peak.

Above: Jack Main Canyon viewed from above Bond Pass looking at Grace Meadow and Chittenden Peak.

Trail Guide: Backpacking Jack Main Canyon 

Trail Map: North Yosemite Backcountry

Click the red dots on the map for trail guide information for that location.

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 Chittenden Peak beyond Falls Creek in Grace Meadow, Jack Main Canyon, North Yosemite Backcountry.

Above: Chittenden Peak beyond Falls Creek in Grace Meadow, Jack Main Canyon, North Yosemite Backcountry.

Unified PCT and TYT down Jack Main Canyon to TYT loop around Tilden Lake and PCT route around Wilmer Lake.

Trail Guide: Jack Main Canyon

Trail Map: North Yosemite Backcountry

Click red dots on map for a look at that location on the trail guide.

2 2 2 years 3 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Tower Peak across Tilden Lake along Tahoe to Yosemite Trail in North Yosemite Backcountry.

Above: Tower Peak across Tilden Lake along the TYT route.

Trail Guide Page: Tilden Lake Loop

Trail Map: North Yosemite Backcountry

Click red dots along trail route for specific information on that location. 

1 1 3 years 24 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Last look at Wilmer Lake climbing South along the Pacific Crest Trail across North Backcountry of Yosemite National Park.

Above: Last look at Wilmer Lake climbing South along the Pacific Crest Trail across North Backcountry of Yosemite National Park.

Trail Guide: Wilmer Lake to Stubblefield Canyon

Trail Map: North Yosemite Backcountry 

Click red dots on marked trail route for location details.

 

NEXT FORUM PAGE South on the PCT-TYT: Stubblefield Canyon to Seavy Pass

NEXT FORUM SECTION South PCT-TYT: Jack Main Canyon to Tuolumne Meadows

1 1 3 years 44 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
We can break off the combined routes of the TYT-PCT to continue 17.9 miles down into Lower Jack Main Canyon to Hetch Hetchy Trailhead in the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River.
1 1 17 weeks 6 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trail share this route over the ridge from Stubblefield Canyon to the Rancheria Creek through Kerrick Canyon. Where the canyon turns North we turn South to cross Seavy Pass.
1 4 2 years 15 weeks ago
by Steven Thaw, Moraga, California (not verified)
Unified Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trails visit Bensen Lake along this difficult but beautiful segment of trail.
1 11 17 weeks 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Climb over Bensen Pass and follow Wilson Creek down to Matterhorn Canyon. Ford Matterhorn Creek for big climb to Miller Lake.
1 1 3 years 24 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Mostly down mountain via Slide Creek to Virginia Canyon. Climb to McCabe Lake junction then big drop to Glen Aulin. Easy hike to TM if you can escape pleasures of Glen Aulin
1 1 3 years 24 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Pleasures of Glen Aulin short distance from the pleasures and resupply at Tuolumne Meadows.
1 1 2 years 51 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
The Golden Triangle around the heart of Yosemite National Park
2 2 1 year 44 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Off the Sierra Crest down the JMT to Yosemite Valley.
5 5 48 weeks 4 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
We return to the John Muir Trail on the Sierra Crest by an alternative route. We follow the Merced River up to Merced Lake. From there we climb over the Cathedral Range to intercept the JMT Lyell Canyon South of Tuolumne Meadows
4 4 44 weeks 4 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Hiking South from Tuolumne Meadows
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The JMT and PCT share the majority of the route South from Yosemite to the turn for Mount Whitney.
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Southbound from Tuolumne Meadows on the JMT-PCT into Ansel Adams Wilderness.
1 1 1 year 50 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
A short but beautiful length of the John Muir Trail between resupply spots.
1 1 1 year 50 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Another short section of trail between resupply spots, so take this time to feed up. The next section from Muir Ranch to Muir Portal will test your capacities.
1 1 1 year 49 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
The long and hard end to our Tahoe to Whitney backpacking trip.
1 1 1 year 49 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

The Whitney Portal is the end of the Tahoe to Whitney Trail, the end of the John Muir Trail, and the beginning of great local backpacking and day hikes to the Crest of Mount Whitney and back. 

1 1 1 year 44 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney miles and elevations for backpackers and hikers. 

6 6 5 years 39 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
From the Carson Gap to Bond Pass the Tahoe to Yosemite route is distinct from the Pacific Crest Trail
3 3 5 years 39 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Notes on miles and elevations hiking High Sierra Nevada trails.
1 1 4 years 38 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Miles and Elevations on the trails from Tuolumne Meadows to Reds Meadow.
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Every topic of interest and import to High Sierra Backpackers. Weather, Gear, Mountain Safety and Living Things are just the tip of the iceberg.
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Backpacking trip plan for part of 2009 Tahoe to Whitney hike.

All issues concerned with planning our Tahoe to Whitney Backpacking Trip. Right now the Snow section has a sample five day menu approach demonstrating menu sufficient for a hard five day trip.
This can be scaled up or down, and works as well in the Summer as the Winter, with your personal adjustments for season, your weight, and metabolic calorie requirements.

2 2 19 weeks 2 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Chuck Wagon rolling by with two horse-power at Kennedy Meadows Pack Station and Resort, 2010.

The literal and metaphoric Chuck Wagon crosses Kennedy Meadows Pack Station.

This section of the Backpacking Topics Forum deals with the Principals and Practices of Planning the itinerary of our Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney backpacking trip.

Specifically, this requires we understand the resources available and match them with our personal requirements, not necessairly our expectations, to best utilize the 8 potential resupply points we can access between Tahoe and Whitney. 

11 25 17 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Forty Days from Lake Tahoe to the Mount Whitney Portal
4 4 2 years 13 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Permitting Authorities from Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney.
8 15 38 weeks 4 days ago
by Dennis (not verified)

Five days of waterproof backpacking food ready to go for 5 day Winter snow trip, March 2010 .

A five day food supply plan that can be adjusted to your personal Winter & Summer backpacking food needs. This approach to menu planning also works for setting up long-distance Summer backpacking resupply packages. Add your menu and food planning tips and information too, please!

5 5 6 years 48 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Have a recipe you want to share? Dehydration and Menu tips for do it your-selfers? Cool snacks? Reviews of food products? Inform us!
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 Post on your favorite self-made dehydrated meals, recipes for backpacking foods, and your do-it-yourself menus.

1 1 6 years 47 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 How to plan a basic backpacking menu. Set daily meals, calorie counts, snacks, and packing properly for long distance High Sierra backpacking.

1 1 6 years 34 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
The Arts of Backpacking
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Backpacking physical fitness
5 6 5 years 17 weeks ago
by Unidentified Hiker
Forum on Safety Issues in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains.
18 18 15 weeks 14 hours ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Record of accidents, rescues, and disasters in High Sierra mountain terrain.
1 1 1 year 11 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Information on water quality, sources of contamination, and courses of action for High Sierra Backpackers
7 9 1 year 15 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Research and news on High Sierra Parasites
1 1 1 year 20 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
News and Information about Mosquitoes and Ticks in the High Sierra.
11 28 28 weeks 4 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

The Art of Walking extends from the bottom of  your feet through your heart, lungs, and mind, to the extent of your vision, 

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Efficient and effective camping

2 4 5 years 35 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Rope and Knot craft 

2 2 6 years 10 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 Time and Space in the Wilderness

4 4 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 Map tech for backpackers

1 1 5 years 35 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
News of interest to the High Sierra backpacker.
13 13 2 years 6 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Relevant events and information informing the advent of radical changes in conditions affecting backpacking planning.
10 13 39 weeks 1 day ago
by Alex Wierbinski
News for all backpackers, and especially High Sierra Backpackers, hikers, horsemen, sportsmen, and other Nature Lovers.
1 1 2 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Backpacker News for 2016
7 7 10 weeks 6 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Backpacker News for 2015
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Facing ongoing drought, a roiling El Nino in the Central Pacific threatening someone with floods, and a deeply destabilized web of life across the West Coast and East Pacific.
1 1 1 year 15 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
News of Man and Nature across our Drought, Crazy Weather, and Crazy Behavior through the lens of Science.
2 2 1 year 21 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Yesterday's news is today reality. Stay informed about the path leading to today and tomorrow by keeping up with yesterday.
1 1 1 year 27 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Weird Spring and tropical weather usher in beginning of Summer.
1 1 1 year 40 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Important bits of timless information.
5 5 3 years 11 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Pursuing maximum engagement
4 4 1 year 11 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Radical new weather patterns are emerging around the world. Changing seasons, wind directions, humidity and rainfall distributions are bringing drought, flooding, and decreasing planetary fertility.
6 6 2 years 41 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Tracking global responses to the radical change in seasonal weather patters around the world.
1 1 2 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
News and information about changing weather patterns
8 8 10 weeks 6 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
News about changing weather patterns
2 2 1 year 40 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
The fundamental Nature of Reality.
2 2 1 year 13 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Dedicated to observing and experiencing transitions of seasons and weather along the Sierra Crest between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney. Above: hiking North past Wolf Creek Lake after coming up the East Carson River from Carson Falls. In snow conditions.

1 1 7 years 4 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
From the Frying Pan of a four-year drought into the fire of potential fierce tropical flooding from the most powerful El Nino in recorded history during the hottest year in human history.
1 1 1 year 10 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
The most unusual seasons, and seasonal transitions in human memory and records.
1 1 1 year 47 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Notes and reports on the evolution of the Summer of 2013
2 2 3 years 30 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Winter into Spring 2013
2 3 14 weeks 5 hours ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Delightful view of Meiss Meadow from my snow camp.

 

Post information about your favorite snow camping trips here. Above: Meiss Meadow inside mountains ringing Tahoe basin from my delightful campsite.

3 3 3 years 9 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sierra Nevada Snow camping in the Fall demands respect for potential Winter conditions.
1 1 1 year 36 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Longer days, higher temps, and less fierce storms bring ideal Spring Snow Camping conditions to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
8 9 1 year 47 weeks ago
by Unidentified Hiker (not verified)
Winter in the Sierra Nevada requires Heavy Gear, excellent navigation and survival skills, and a deep appreciation of the special beauty Winter bestows on the High Sierra.
4 4 4 years 5 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
The strange "Winter" of 2011-2012
2 2 5 years 23 hours ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Information on Trail conditions as they significantly change between Seasons: The opening in Spring, the end of Mosquitoes in Summer, and the advent of cold travel in Fall, through snow travel in Winter. Changes are tracked here.
3 15 5 years 31 weeks ago
by topperxxx
Information to plan your Fall 2011 Sierra Nevada backpacking trips
3 5 3 years 43 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Reports on High Sierra Trail Conditions Summer 2011
1 1 5 years 26 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
All Season High Sierra Trail Reports Earlier than Spring 2011
1 1 5 years 41 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Dampened quiet settles with snow and darkness, Carson Falls, April 2000.

Weather Images from the High Sierra Nevada Mountains from Tahoe to Whitney on the Pacific Crest, Tahoe to Yosemite, and John Muir Trails.

9 9 3 years 29 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
History and Historical Markers and Monuments in the Sierra Nevada
17 25 1 year 10 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
John Muir, Miwok and Piutes, sheepherders and developers following the surges of miners across the Sierra Nevada all found the formation of Yosemite.
5 5 48 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 Concerning trail interactions between Day Hikers, bikers, Cowboys, Ranchers, Rangers, Trail Crew, Hunters, Scientists, and Backpackers. 

8 8 5 years 12 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
An annual look at Trail Culture along the Tahoe to Yosemite, Pacific Crest, and John Muir Trails along the Sierra Crest, as well as a number of hikers on unique routes. We also look at the different aspects of trail culture we encounter at our resupply interfaces with road access and along the long trails down the Sierra Crest.
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Reports about humans in the wilderness and on the interface between society and Nature during 2016.
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A cross section of backpacker trail culture in the High Sierra. Post up your observations and participation.
3 7 1 year 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Women and girls, the sex female, have trail strength that never cease to amaze me, like everyone else, once they get beyond the limits of our own self and social definitions. This forum is dedicated to the observed and experienced female reality on the trail. Nature loaded up the chicks with profound powers which are quite amazing in their original Natural context. I observe and learn.
1 1 1 year 10 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Trail Crew is the ground level of trail culture in the Wilderness. The trail is the physical monument of their culture, thus we feature Trail Crew and their work. The Next Level is composed of Forest, Park, and Concession Staff who manage the interface between Wilderness Trails across our access and resupply points.
4 4 2 years 10 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
2 2 5 years 50 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Tahoe to Yosemite Trail across Western Sierra Flank.
1 1 3 years 28 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Carson Iceberg and Emigrant Wilderness
2 4 5 years 30 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Eastern flanks of Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness.
3 3 5 years 14 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Recording fine workers doing classic trail work in the Wilderness. Meeting, greeting, and hanging out with Yosemite Park workers and concession staff.
6 6 18 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Lyell the Kings Canyon horsepacker and his trusty steed Cameron, at Rae Lakes.

High Sierra Horseman, women, and their horses. Above we have Lyell the Kings Canyon Horsepacker and Cameron, his amazing horse. Look at those two faces...

4 5 2 years 37 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Encounters with hiking families and hiking kids, including Scouts and other Kid-centered organizations.
7 9 1 year 11 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Dogs are a part of trail culture.
8 12 1 year 45 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Love fishing? Post up articles about your favorite fishing spots and trips in this forum.
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Lots of pristine classic High Sierra fly fishing rivers and streams are at the end of the trail.
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Are you part of a High Sierra science team? Have you encountered working scientists in the Sierras? Tell us about your work or encounter here.
4 4 5 years 50 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Good people representing the best of our country live in the Eastern Shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from Kingsbury Grade to Lone Pine.
1 2 2 years 45 weeks ago
by Cayenne
Jean Stricklee is leading a team of Vets North across the Sierra Crest along the Pacific Crest Trail.
6 6 5 years 33 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Watercolor by David Maxim.

Music, poetry, drawings, artists or every sort, photographers and musicians who reflect the natural beauty of the High Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

6 7 1 year 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sierra Nevada Fine Art Watercolors by David Maxim
8 8 3 years 46 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Fine art of markskor reflecting the Spirit of Life and Experience in Yosemite and the High Sierra.
7 7 18 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Instruments of Pleasure.
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Guides to animals, stars, geology, and the natural history of the Sierra Nevada, with some classics of outdoor adventure thrown in for motivation.
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News and Updates from and about the Tahoe to Whitney Trail Guide.
1 1 2 years 46 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Interesting things happen in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to backpackers. Here's a forum for these accounts.
1 1 38 weeks 4 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Post your favorite Car Camping Sites in the Sierra Nevada.
3 5 1 year 9 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Spend a night at Sonora Pass before hitting the trail.
1 1 4 years 33 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Post Forum Topics about your Favorite places to backpack outside of the Sierras.
5 5 3 years 28 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sites related to backpacking the Sierras, and various applications of the backpacking arts. Survival, bushcraft, and different approaches to nature than backpacking are respected here.
10 10 2 years 9 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
All things transportation. Road Status Alerts, Share a ride to the Sierra, or even share a hike in the Sierra? Post up the time and locations you are driving from and to the Sierra, and the outline of your trip. Or what you'd like a ride to...
5 11 1 year 33 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

 Real time weather reports linked from maps depicting the main High Sierra Trails between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney.

1 1 5 years 19 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Weather Stations along the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail through Desolation Wilderness. 

1 1 7 years 3 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Spring Sunset from Round Top and the Sisters above Carson Pass in the CPMA.

Weather reporting stations between Showers Lake and Blue Lakes, with the Carson Pass in the middle. Above: Spring sunset from Round Top and the Sisters above Carson Pass in the Carson Pass Management Area.

1 1 7 years 3 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
High Sierra Backpacking Weather resources centered along the Highway 4 Corridor where the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trails cross.
1 1 2 years 9 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Weather information and resources for backpackers crossing Highway 108 across the Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trails.
1 1 2 years 9 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Fine cloud formations during Sonora Pass Sunset.

Sonora Pass to Reds Meadow, with Yosemite in the middle.

All High Sierra Weather Information

3 3 2 years 9 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Rain showers falling into the Ionian Basin to the Southwest across Lake Wanda.

Above: Rain showers falling into the Ionian Basin beyond Lake Wanda.

Reds Meadow to the Whitney Portal.

High Sierra Weather Information

1 1 5 years 19 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Gear types and topics discussed. Winter Gear Selection Video Series featured below gear topics.
10 10 50 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Internal & External Frame Backpacks, Ultralight Backpacks, Day Packs, Butt Packs and Hauling.
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Selecting the best backpack for you depends on a few important factors such as application, season, your body type and your personal preferences.
1 1 4 years 15 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Classic Old School External Framed Backpacks.
2 2 28 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Innovation allows load closer to center of gravity. Less weight capacity, warmer in Winter.
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Little or no framing, much less weight capacity, lifespan, and durability.
3 3 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
AT the forefront of Innovation
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Essential for scramblers. Sometimes good for short trips.
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Optional gear puts camera, maps, snacks, journal in reach.
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Other types of Packs and hauling solutions, such as shelved packframes.
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Stoves, Utensils, Cooking Gear, Food Storage and Protection, Water Filters and Purification. Campsite Gear.
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Hard and Soft Water Filters & Water Purification.
9 10 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Al system is the simplest, cheapest, most efficient, and expandable backpacking water system available.
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
All about backpacking stoves. Add your experiences with stoves here.
13 19 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Pots, Pans, Pot Holders, Sporks and snow supports.
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Plastic bags, zip-locks, ditty bags, and gear to keep food fresh and dry.
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Cans, Sacks, rock vaults, and Cord + Tree defenses from Bears.
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
What do you like to have in your backpacking campsite?
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Tents, Bivey Sacks, Tarps, Sleeping Bags.
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Standard Protection Gear for Backpackers.
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Many types and styles of tents are available. Which is best for your needs and comfort?
1 1 2 years 38 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sleeping Bags, Pillows, Sleeping Pads and mattresses.
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Minimalist sleeping bag covers.
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Some love them, some hate them.
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Head, Hands, Feet, and Body Gear.
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Backpacker's Shell and Insulation layers for Head and Face.
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Insulation and shell layers to keep your hands working.
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 Classic and unique solutions to finding the best backpacking pants and shirts.

1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Shell and Insulation layers for upper and lower body.
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Shells generally come in three weights, Winter, Medium, and Ultralight. Most shells are matched jacket and pants, with pieces available individually or as sets.
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Upper body insulation layers required for Four Season High Sierra Backpackers.
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Lower body insulation layers required for Four Season High Sierra Backpackers.
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Variety of Boot weights, hiking shoes, Sandals, and less with the advent of neoprene footwear.
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Excellent, clean and dry socks are always necessary in the High Sierra. Sometimes we need insulation and/or padding. Post up your best sock stories...
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
What works for you? Relate your experiences with boots to help us select our next pair.
2 2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Stick Walkers!
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Are you capable of, or interested in making your own gear and gear repairs? Post your observations, experiences, techniques, and tips on gear construction here.
3 3 5 years 35 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Personal Care and Safety Gear.
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Cover the backcountry basics and your specific needs.
1 2 4 weeks 1 day ago
by Steve21 (not verified)
Proper gear to care for your ass and the natural environment.
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Shave, Soap, Shampoo, Skin, Snot, Lips, Hair, and Teeth care gear for long distance backpackers.
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Compass, Maps, and GPS for backpackers.
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Maps for Planning and Maps for Hiking.
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The classic backpacker navigation device.
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Modernity in the Mountains.
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Astronomical Information makes the cosmos your compass. Astronomical, Map reading, and Navigational Skills.
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Camera, Flashlight, GPS, Solar Chargers.
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Notes on camera selection and use
4 4 5 years 20 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Let there be Light!
1 1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Trail electrics require energy, Solar Chargers are a solution.
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Solio Classic solar charger test for long distance backpackers
1 1 4 years 16 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Review of Sunpak 2000 compact solar charger.
1 1 4 years 16 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Identify items from the website. Birds, bugs, plants, geology, geography, or people. link to the page you are identifying an item from.
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Concerning the physical nature and geological history of the terrain we tred.
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The nature of the physical world.
1 1 1 year 26 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Rocks consolidated into Boulders by volcanic cements.
2 2 2 years 48 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Rock inclusions in granite are unique and interesting
2 2 2 years 29 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Remarkable features creating the Sierra's environments.
1 1 2 years 42 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Cold effects on terrain.
2 2 2 years 40 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Delightful bits of natural beauty and character.
1 1 2 years 10 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Created historical terrain feature responsible for many high altitude Sierra lakes.
1 3 1 year 4 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Snuck up on this bad boy in Spring of 2010, Poison Flat, Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

Living things encountered in the Sierras

1 1 4 years 49 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Skruffy bear rooting Falls Meadow, East Carson River, Carson Iceberg Wilderness, 2003.

Above: Skruffy bear rooting Falls Meadow, East Carson River, Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Fall 2003.

Bear encounters in the High Sierra Nevadas

11 13 1 week 1 day ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Birds of the High Sierra Nevada Mountains
7 7 18 weeks 4 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Kitty tracks far off the PCT route as I take my own way South from Latopie Lake.

Above: I encounter Kitty tracks far off the PCT route as I take my own route South from Latopie Lake.

Cat encounters and signs in the Sierra Nevada.

3 3 4 years 11 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

chipmunk at Relief Reservoir campsites, Emigrant Wilderness.

Images and descriptions of encounters with small High Sierra Mammals.

5 5 2 years 5 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Cold Blooded Creatures of the High Sierra Nevada Mountains
4 4 17 weeks 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Frog at Grizzly Peak Lake in Emigrant Wilderness.

Above: Frog at Grizzly Peak Lake in Emigrant Wilderness.

Frogs encountered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

5 5 3 years 29 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Snakes encountered along the High Sierra Nevada Trails
2 2 3 years 29 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Coyote sniffing about on frozen surface of Round Top Lake, Carson Pass Management Area.

 

High Sierra Coyotes. Coyote sniffing about on soft-frozen surface of Round Top Lake in the Carson Pass Management Area.

4 4 2 years 42 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Tilden Lake Trout, Yosemite National Park.

 

High Sierra Fish.

10 10 1 year 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sierra Nevada Plants, inclucing Fungus and Mosses, encountered by backpackers and hikers.
1 1 6 years 41 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
News at the speed of trees. Rapid changes in forest and tree health and distribution are following the rapidly changing seasons.
3 3 1 year 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Action shots of fine specimens of our favorite trees and views of their forests. Post up your favorite tree shots.
7 7 1 year 13 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Fungus in the Mokelumne Wilderness along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

Fungus in the High Sierra Nevada Mountains.

7 7 2 years 12 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
Sierra Nevada Wild Flower backpacker identification by color. Photos, location maps, trail guide pages.
3 3 15 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
4 4 3 years 50 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski
5 5 4 years 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
6 6 4 years 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski
10 10 15 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski
1 1 4 years 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski
5 5 4 years 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Jumping spider at 10,000 feet on Big Sam, Emigrant Wilderness, blends in with granite terrain.

Post up your pictures, videos, and High Sierra Spider encounters here. Butterfly at 10,000 feet on Big Sam in Emigrant Wilderness.

6 6 15 weeks 5 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Fly trying to avoid death far above snowline, Round Lake, Meiss Roadless Area.

Above: Fly trying to avoid death far above snowline, Round Lake, Meiss Roadless Area.

Pictures, Information, and Insect Stories.

2 2 3 years 45 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Butterfly at 10,000 feet on Big Sam in Emigrant Wilderness.

 

Butterflies. Butterfly at 10,000 feet on Big Sam in Emigrant Wilderness.

20 20 17 weeks 3 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Beautifuld fluorescent Purple Beetle on South flank of Big Sam, Emigrant Wilderness.

Above: Beautifuld fluorescent Purple Beetle on South flank of Big Sam, Emigrant Wilderness.

Beetles encountered in High Sierra Nevada between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney

5 5 3 years 29 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Mayfly, a skimmer in Stubblefield Canyon, Yosemite National Park. 

Mayfly in Kerrick Canyon, North Yosemite Backcountry, PCT & TYT route.

10 10 20 weeks 6 days ago
by Alex Wierbinski

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